I got up waaay too early for not getting much sleep this past weekend. I had too many things to accomplish before 9:30 when my babysitting duties started. I had to drag myself out of bed at 6:30 this morning. I won't lie, I walked into my wall... twice. I also walked into the corner of my bed .... that baby hurts! I was NOT excited to be awake at that moment (probably because i was up until after midnight catching up with all the blogs from the past weekend) However, I was very excited to finally eat breakfast at home! I love my morning routine, and I can't stand when it's messed with.
I loooooooooooooooved my breakfast. Maybe it was just because I was so excited to finally be at home, in my chair, reading blogs, and watching The Today Show (at 7). Maybe it was because whipped banana oats are delicious. Maybe it was because the raisins warmed up through the oats and "popped" in my mouth. Whatever it was, I loved it.
I went to the gym to do my weight training session around 8, then headed home at about 9:15 to shower and get ready for the day. My lovely niece and nephew were dropped off at 9:30 (yes, I instantly became a full time babysitter). They were not very thrilled, but we had a lot of errands to run.
I love children. I'm a teacher. They're fun. Guess what. Kids are not so much fun while shopping. Please picture hands flying, kids screaming "Aunt Chelsey I want this!""No, I don't want to go!""Hmmmph you're mean!" all the while, dragging a 6 year old out of Home Depot pouting, yelling at a child in front of many strangers you don't know.... oh man. Don't worry folks - FH and I will be waiting to have children for a long long time. No matter what, I do love these two. They kept me on my toes.
After two short (insert sarcasm here) hours of running errands, I came home to find a package on my doorstep addressed to me. Intrigued, I began to take pictures of the mysterious white box.
I can't even believe I was patient enough to take pictures
I then made lunch for the rugrats - I was surprised at how easy it was to get them to eat healthfully. I really do believe that children will eat what is given to them, healthy or not. I am a firm believer in "tough love". I don't think children should be given the opportunity to make some decisions for themselves until they are at an older age. One of these decisions includes food. Sure, kids should be able to choose between different foods (grilled cheese or pb&j?), but the choices should be limited and healthy.
Opinion: the serving size on the tub of hummus is stupid.
On the side: sauteed spinach and garlic